05.08.14 Mixtape // Clouder

Bryan Bruchman ©
Bryan Bruchman ©

Gloomy psych-rock critters Clouder pulled together this week’s mix just before the sky parted and the sun finally poured out. Too soon to experience glimmers of nostalgia for the gray tail-end of winter? Nah.

Bassist Max Goransson illuminates:

 When I first sat down to do this, I was planning on doing a fun, quick thing with lots of ’70s punk and power-pop. But, I guess the weather got to me. It’s gray and cold and wet and I just want to listen to a bunch of dark psychedelic shit now. So, I ended up going in a completely different direction. So much so that I had to kind of just tack on my band’s song at the end because otherwise it would fuck up my flow.

I usually make fun mixes, though. In fact, invite me back for a sequel and I will do the opposite of this. Or don’t and just imagine the possibilities. In the meantime, get spacey and depressed with me.

Is there such a thing as a fun bummer? This mix makes me think maybe yes.

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About Beca

Beca is fueled by shoegaze and vodka. She regularly contributes to Paste Magazine, VICE, Brooklyn Magazine and others. If you see her on the streets of Greenpoint, hand her anything with guacamole and she might kiss you on the mouth.

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